Marvin Paul “Pete” Jarrett

BAKERSVILLE -- Marvin Paul “Pete” Jarrett, 77, of Jarrett Farm Road in the Rebels Creek community of Bakersville, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at his home.

Born in Mitchell County April 12, 1939, he was the son of the late Dan and Georgia Boone Jarrett. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marnita Hensley; and a sister-in-law, Shelba Harris.

Pete was a member of the Rebels Creek Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was also a member of Vesper Lodge No. 554 A.F. & A.M. He was the owner of Mountaineer Hardscapes and Landscapes. He was a collector of Corvettes and enjoyed driving them and was a car show enthusiast.  

Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 55 years, Faye Ledford Jarrett, of Bakersville; his daughter, Rhonda Allen, of Bakersville; his sisters, Rita Stamey and husband, Douglas, of Forest City, Peggy Teague and husband, Doug, of Clemmons, and Janie Hill and husband, Donnie, of Roanoke, Virginia; his brothers-in-law, Hazen Ledford Jr., of Bakersville, and Mike Ledford, of Burnsville; his grandchildren, Cortnie Hensley, Hazen Daniel Hensley, Zoe Allen and Georgia Freeman; and his great-grandchildren, Whitney, MacKenzie, Kylie and Kadence Carpenter.

A funeral service honoring the life of Pete Jarrett was 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in the Chapel of Webb Funeral Home with the Revs. Chris Rathbone, Shane Cassida and Paul Silver officiating. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends was from 1 p.m. until time of service Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in the funeral home chapel. Interment followed in the Rebels Creek Cemetery with masonic graveside rites by Vesper Lodge No. 554 A.F. & A.M.

Donations may be made to A.L.S. Association.

The family would like to say “thank you” to Jason Carpenter for all the things that he has done to help Pete.

Words of comfort may be emailed to the family by going to, selecting Pete Jarrett’s name and signing his guestbook. Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine is honored to assist the Jarrett family. Mr. Jarrett’s obituary has also been posted on Facebook.

The MItchell News

Mailing Address: PO Box 339 
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
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